Onewa Mere - Basalt Club

Sands Carving Studio


Mere pounamu were highly-prized taonga (heirlooms) handed down from one generation to the next. To posses a mere signified the status and mana (authority) of those who would wield it, Historically, mere were often used in ceremonies or on occasion as a gift to settle grievances.

This piece was carved by Hiram Higans and measures 350 x 97mm

Collections: Traditional Carving

Category: Onewa, patu

Type: Patu